Best budget Bluetooth speakers


There's something for everyone, including a couple of smart speakers with voice control, rugged options to take on your travels and a more refined offering more suited to home use. Whether you want full-on portability or have multi-room on your mind this list has a Bluetooth speaker for all situations.

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Under £50

Amazon Echo Dot

The Amazon Echo Dot isn't just a dinky Bluetooth speaker, it's an affordable voice assistant too. It isn't the last word in audio quality, but if you're looking to add Alexa voice control to your system, the Dot is a no-brainer.


Alexa voice assistant | Bluetooth | 3.5mm output

Reasons to Buy
Cheap and easy to use
Good comprehension
Lots of compatible devices
3.5mm output
Reasons to Avoid
Low quality speaker
AI could be more advanced

Under £70

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

Impressive sound, rugged build and all for less than £70? The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is a bargain of the Bluetooth speaker world.


Waterproof | Shockproof | Bluetooth

Reasons to Buy
Clear midrange
Good timing
Solid bass
Reasons to Avoid
Low frequencies are a little overstated

Under £100

Amazon Echo 2

Think of the Amazon Echo Dot as a starter and the Echo 2 as your main course. The Dot's cylindrical sibling is an attractive speaker that produces a bigger sound and has Alexa voice control built-in.


Alexa voice control | 6x finishes | Bluetooth and wi-fi

Reasons to Buy
Alexa voice control
Improved hearing commands
Smart design
Reasons to Avoid
Average sound quality

Under £150

Ultimate Ears Blast

Ultimate Ears has a knack for producing portable Bluetooth speakers with just the right combination of sound, design and features. The Blast is another model you can add to that list.


Bluetooth | Alexa voice control | 12hr battery life

Reasons to Buy
Great portable design
Exciting, dynamic sound
Good detail and punchy timing
Strong midrange
Easy to use
Reasons to Avoid
Top end can get excitable at loud volumes
Alexa features not exhaustive
Relatively pricey

Under £200

Audio Pro Addon T5

A mature and refined-sounding Bluetooth speaker with multi-room credentials and a classy design. If you want a wireless speaker for a second or third room, the T5 definitely deserves an audition.


Bluetooth | USB input | 3.5mm audio jack

Reasons to Buy
Great dynamism
Clear and transparent
Good sense of timing
Reasons to Avoid
Lack of portability